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A Unique Offer in Fine Art Photography - Rondal Partridge


The Ansel Adams Gallery is thrilled to offer its collectors, friends and fellow art lovers, a chance to participate in a unique opportunity. From time to time on our website, we will be featuring a never-before-printed image from one of our distinguished Gallery artists at a discounted price, prior to its availability within the general market place.

This month, we have arranged to present a platinum print from the great Rondal Partridge (1917-2015): “Ansel Adams in the High Sierra." While Rondal's original price for this print was $2,500, you can now add one to your private collection for 40% off the initial retail price. Each photograph was hand made by Mr. Partridge in 2002 -- prior to his passing -- printed to current archival standards, signed and numbered, as well as mounted, matted and ready for framing. The edition for this print was completed at a total of 100, of which 50 remain. The time to purchase will begin at 9:00 AM Pacific Time on Monday, July 11th, and will expire upon the close of business, Sunday, June July18th at 6:00 PM. Once the offer has expired, we anticipate an order fulfillment time of approximately four weeks to ensure the quality of each individual order. This rare offer is available for a very limited time, after which, the print will return to full price.

Email our curator, Evan Russel, at evan@anseladams.com if you have any additional questions about the prints or shipping.


About the Photograph

In the latter part of the 1930’s, a young man named Rondal Partridge, the son of artists Imogen Cunningham and Roi Partridge, took a job working for a tenacious photographer in Yosemite named Ansel Adams. During this time, Rondal followed Ansel on many adventures in the High Sierra and had the opportunity to make this portrait of his mentor. Regularly, we are presented with portraits of Ansel later in life, flashing a welcoming grin and donning his trademark stetson hat. But here, we are given a rare and candid glimpse of Ansel as a younger man as he works within the mountainous backdrop that would often define his career and during what would become his most artistically productive period. In Mr. Partridge’s photograph, we are seeing an artist in his element, inspired by the Sierra and working determinedly, while the vantage point and composition foreshadow Ansel’s eventual legacy of being a man in and of the landscape. And appropriately enough, throughout its existence, this toned, platinum print has only been offered exclusively through The Ansel Adams Gallery.

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Ansel Adams Photographing in the High Sierra
Price: $2,500.00
Ansel Adams Photographing in the High Sierra by Ron Partridge
Early photographs like this, of Adams in the High Sierra he loved so dearly, are very uncommon. This was made around 1938 by Ron Partridge, an early assistant of Adams' and son of Imogen Cunningham, probably when Adams was making photographs for the book Sierra Nevada: the John Muir Trail . This original platinum photograph is available only through The Ansel Adams Gallery.